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    I am currently in the process of joining the RAF as an officer and have my filter interview on the 28th. Has anyone got any good advice to help me prepare?

    many thanks, mike.

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    Mike,
    Well done and all best wishes to you. Good advice? Be yourself and don't try to bluff your way. If you can't answer a question, say so and if they ask your opinion give it honestly and don't try to justify your answer.

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    Mike,
    Having sat on both sides of the table in Civil Service and RAF Selection Interviews I go along with what BillG says.
    On entry to the room, wait to be invited invited to sit down - and then say "thankyou".
    Turn to face, directly, whoever is asking you a question. Look them in the eye.
    Speak clearly and distinctly. Do not use slang, and try to avoid the pitfall of repeated use of "nothingnesses" - 'y'know', 'like', etc. Bullshit CAN baffle brains - I've proved it!!! - but don't rely on it!!
    When invited, at the end, to leave, just slightly nod your head and say "thankyou".

    On one series of Met Office interviews, when I was one of the interviewing officers, we (a panel of 3) would say to the candidate "Right, the formal interview is now over. We wish, however, to ask you one more question which is; 'a vacuum flask can keep things hot, or it can keep things cold - how does it know??". We were simply looking to see if the candidate had a sense of humour!!!!

    Good luck
    Peter Davies
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    thank you for the advice, i feel a lot more confident now.
    thanks. mike.

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    Mike,

    all good stuff below, I would add the following,

    be very well prepared,

    here but a few subjects as you say you are joining as an Officer and not GD(P) or Admin Sec or whatever.

    World Affairs
    Current Operations of the RAF
    Aircraft and their bases
    What those aircraft do
    Why you want to join
    how do you feel about killing people
    The Nuclear deterent

    I could go on....

    Smart dress, haircut etc

    I could go on and on but you probably get the idea.

    Good luck it was some of the best years of my life!!

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